The #OnlyinMN sign made its way to Paul and Babe last week for a short stay in front of the statues. It has been entertaining watching people interacting and posing for photos as I have been downtown or driving by. I made my way down last Thursday after dark for some photos of my own lit up along with Paul and Babe. I actually spent more time taking pictures of groups of people using their cell phones than taking my own. I took the obligatory cliché image, and tried looking for some different angles.
Standard photo most people are trying for. I went across the street and zoomed in to compress Paul and Babe with the sign, making them look larger than closer wide angle compositions. Exposure 1/13, f/8 @ ISO800.
I crossed the street and walked up the side walk a short way so I could get the sign at an angle while keeping the statues in the image. Exposure .8 sec, f/8 @ ISO200.
My favorite composition, I went up close to the sign and used the 24 Tilt Shift lens. Focused close, slight tilt for sharpness. I found I needed to stop down to keep the people wondering around from ending up in the exposure. Exposure 3.2 second, f/16 @ ISO200.